THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
15 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2020
Ref
500635
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 500635), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Biology, Microbiology or equivalent, and a strong background in bioinformatics, natural product biosynthesis, or synthetic biology and its application to chemical biology research.  Those with experience in deep learning or synthetic biology would have an advantage.  Fluency in written and spoken English, good organizational skills, a strong sense of responsibility, the ability to work independently, and self-motivation are essential.  The appointees will work on the genome mining- and synthetic biology- enabled discovery of natural products from ocean and human microbiota under the supervision of Dr. Y.X. Li. For more information about Dr. Li’s laboratory, please visit https://yxlilab.chemistry.hku.hk/.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Y.X. Li at yxpli@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 1, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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